Other Word Forms of Orifice
Origin of Orifice
Middle English from Old French from Late Latin ōrificium Latin ōs ōr- mouth ōs- in Indo-European roots Latin -ficium a making, doing (from facere to make dhē- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin orificium (“an opening, literally the making of a mouth"), compound of os (“mouth") + facere (“to make")
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